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Preparing Your Home For Sale

June 17th, 2015 by Robert Burress

Making a Good First Impression If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer into making an offer; it influences a buyer emotionally and visually. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they think of […]

Download our free real estate search app for your smartphone.

March 25th, 2015 by Robert Burress

Start searching for homes on your smartphone with our free app. Text¬† the number 87778 and in the message type the word PARADE, and you will be directed to the app store for your free real estate search app. Works awesome with your smart phones GPS.  

First Time Home Buyers

November 6th, 2014 by Robert Burress

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Young America’s love affair with homebuying has hit a low point. The percentage of homes that were sold to first-time homebuyers dropped to 33% this year, the lowest percentage in almost three decades, according to the National Association of Realtors. Typically, first-time homebuyers comprise about 40% of all purchases. This is despite […]

Mortgage Rates Fall to their lowest level since october

May 22nd, 2014 by Robert Burress

Mortgage rates fall – lowest since October money.cnn.com Average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan fell to 4.14% from 4.2% last week. Interest rates pushed down as investors have moved into Treasuries.

First Time Buyer Check List

May 7th, 2014 by Robert Burress

THE TURNING-POINT CHECKLIST 12 months in advance Make sure the time is right. Use Trulia.com’s rent or buy calculator to see if you’d really come out ahead, based on loan rates, taxes, and where rents and prices are headed in your area. Nationwide it’s 38% cheaper buying vs. renting. Clean up your act. Devote this […]

Do You Qualify For Down Payment Assistance

May 4th, 2014 by Robert Burress

In every community money is available from state and local housing finance agencies for down payment and closing cost assistance, affordable first mortgages and more. This automated program finder quickly matches you with specific programs for which you may be eligible. The information you enter is not seen by anyone and is not stored or […]

1 bedroom condo in Downtown Skokie with garage parking

April 15th, 2014 by Robert Burress

1 bedroom condo in Downtown Skokie with garage parking $134,900 Looking for the perfect condo in the heart of downtown Skokie, this unit sets itself apart from anything in the area. 2 blocks from the train, Freshly Painted, New Carpet, and Heated Floors. Private Storage plus unit owned parking space in heated garage. Luxurious kitchen […]

Real Estate Search Site on facebook

April 4th, 2014 by Robert Burress

I just added a Real Estate search app to my Parade of Homes page. Now you can search for homes directly from Face Book. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parade-of-Homes-Inc/118728243801

What is a Short Sale Negotiator

April 3rd, 2014 by Robert Burress

What is a Short Sale A short sale is the selling of a property where the lien or mortgage on the property is greater than the value of the property, or what the property will sell for. What is a Short Sale¬† Negotiator A Short Sale Negotiator is someone that acts on behalf of the […]

Best schools in the Chicago area

July 6th, 2013 by Robert Burress

Top 50 high schools in the Chicago area Rankings are based on the percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards on the Prairie State Achievement Examination. All ranked schools are public, and are drawn from Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Will and McHenry counties. Rank School City Percentage of students that met or exceeded […]